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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pussy Bow Dress


I made my first Salme pattern, the pussy bow dress, and I am really impressed. The fabric I used was a voile I bought an abundance of when it was on a crazy sale at Fabricmart. I'm glad I did, it worked really well for this easy dress.


The bow part was a new technique for me, but it was well explained in the instructions. This was also a pdf pattern, which I don't do a lot of. And I cheated a bit, you are supposed to add seam allowances...this is a loose fitting dress with an elastic waist, so I just cut the next size up. I doubt it would work for something more fitted, but it was a cheap and easy fix for me on this one. I also added two inches to the skirt so I could make it to wear to work (and I totally did, polar vortex be damned) but I didn't need to. I'm 5'5" and the length would have been fine.


The sleeves were finished with bias binding, which is always a clean finish. This was a winning little project.


I also got this in my email a couple days ago from Salme Sewing Patterns.

  • 20% off all orders over 30 USD using code L20LVX at checkout.
  • 10% off all orders over 20 USD using code L10RVZ at checkout.

 What perfect timing. If you have ever wanted to try a pattern I vouch for them and you get a discount! I love it!

6 comments:

  1. Stacie,what a pretty dress. It looks great on you.. The photo of the patterns are showing on the blog...or either its me???
    Happy sewing.

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    1. I just copied and pasted the codes. There was a cute picture, but I don't think it was showing up well.

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  2. Oh, OH I LIKE! Very pretty, and I love your fabric choice. Looks fantastic on you too! Looks like an easy dress to wear.

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    1. Thank you! It is very easy to wear and very comfortable!

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  3. This dress is super cute. I have been interested in Salme patterns for awhile, good to know that you like them. I came by the blog today to tell you that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award for fabulous beginning bloggers. To accept your award and see what it is all about check out my blog post... http://sarahkatecreations.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/the-liebster-award-discover-new-blogs/

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I linked back to you on my Liebster post.

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